Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
in downtown san francisco this weekend. traffic is higher than usual with shoppers and drivers packing the area in and around union square. more now from kron four's jeff bush who braved the holiday crowds. >> traffic has been crazy down here at union square but those who chose to drive had to be patient because it's been a slow roll all day long. the drive down oferrel street was a slow motion affair and it took several cycles of the traffic lights just to move a block. it was a convergence of pedestrians and other drivers and total gridlock was often the case at any given intersection within a mile of the square. (horns honking) >> freyed nerves and impatience were affecting many drivers who were caught off guard by the overwhelming amount of drivers ( honking ) >> and pedestrians. thousands of people were out and about with their shopping bags in tow. when the lights turned, you can see that the intersections were filled with at least a hundred people every time the light turned green. but, eventually, as slow as it was, people got where they were going and joined in with the annual
Dec 8, 2012 8:00pm PST
street celebrations in the haight ashbury neighborhood after the san francisco giants victory. they are checking out the surveillance video of what happened. >> hanukkah, and christmas, traffic, and jeff bush is at union square. >> the traffic is still pretty crazy. thousands of people are here to get their holiday show fun. anybody who drove down had to bring some patients because it has been slow all day. >> the drive down this street was a slow day, and it took several cycles just to move one block of the traffic light signals. a merger of pedestrians, drivers in total gridlock was often the case for them 1 mi. of this square. if (car horsn >> many people were caught off guard with the overwhelming amount of pedestrians, drivers there were out and about direct and when the lights turn to you can see that the intersections were filled with at least 100 people every time the light to turn to scre. after green and eventually, people got to where there were going and they joined in with the annual tradition of holiday shopping in the city. you can see there are still people com
Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
this new image at the american geophysical union meeting here in san francisco earlier this week. and a reminder, the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year is fast approaching. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks will year's live, hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich.